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I have a macula hole in my right eye for the past 3 years. It is known as lamaral macula. Can anything be done about it?

I have a macula hole in my right eye for the past 3 years. It is known as lamaral macula. Can anything be done about it?

Lamellar mac. hole: A lamellar or partial thickness macular hole usually does not require treatment. It may cause some distortion or decrease in your best possible vision it can sometimes spontaneously resolve. Surgery is not usually needed as in a full thickness macular hole. You should be followed by a retinal specialist to get the best advice for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Macula (Definition)

Macula, which is short for macula lutea or "yellow spot", is the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of your eye. The macula is the part of retina that is responsible for the ...Read more


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Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read more

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What is the macula?

What is the macula?

Central retina: The macula is the area in the center of the retina including the fovea, packed with cones, which receives and transmits the fine detailed vision to the brain which interprets it into the image we call vision. Without the maculr you could not read, recognize faces, and most color differences would be unrecognizable. Outside the fovea, the rest of the retina with rods sess larger objects. ...Read more

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Where is the macula located?

Where is the macula located?

Center of the retina: the macula is that central bulls eye center of the retina responsible for central crisp vision ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: macula?

What is the definition or description of: macula?

"Spot": Macula, which is short for macula lutea or "yellow spot", is the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of your eye. The macula is the part of retina that is responsible for the majority of your vision. ...Read more

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What is having blood in front of the macula?

What is having blood in front of the macula?

Blood centrally: The macular area is the central vision portion of the retina which contains the fovea and allows for the finest detailed vision. If vessels in this area malfunction (e.g. In diabetes) then b leeding can occur and the vision will drop. There is currently treatment for this so it should be evaluated quickly by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat macula degeneration?

What's the best way to treat macula degeneration?

Depends on kind: Dry macular degeneration does not have a treatment, though there are vitamin supplements available which help decrease the risk of progression. Wet macular degeneration can be treated with drugs or lasers depending on its type and location. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with benign concentric annular macula dystrophy im in my 30s can it start at this young age and what kind of sight loss can I expect?

I have been diagnosed with benign concentric annular macula dystrophy im in my 30s can it start at this young age and what kind of sight loss can I expect?

BCAMD: It starts around age of 30. Family members can also be affected so they should be checked. The dystrophy is not very well described because it is rare. But based on prior cases most preserve good day time vision but may experience night vision and color vision changes. The changes start a decade or two later, so the changes are slow to start. Continue follow up with retina doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Between the roles of the fovea and macula?

Between the roles of the fovea and macula?

Anatomy: The fovea (1mm diameter) is the name for the central, most sensitive part of the macula (5mm diameter). The macula is the part of the retina involved in central vision including pattern recognition and color perception. ...Read more

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